In an eye-opening study examining thousands of infants, it was found that those which tested positive for cannabis had a huge decrease in their likelihood of early mortality.
In the study, babies which were drug-negative saw an average mortality rate of 15.7 deaths per 1,000 live births. For cocaine and opiate-positive babies, the numbers were slightly higher.
Those that tested positive for cannabis? The average death rate per 1,000 live births was 8.9 – a 44% decrease. This even included those who were cannabis positive, but also positive with cocaine or opiates.
Even more drastic, and further indicative that the results aren’t coincidental, was that of the babies who tested positive for only cannabis, and no other substance (335 babies total), not a single one died. Literally a 0% mortality rate.
Although this is just one study, the results are promising. We look forward to further research on the issue.
[Editor's Note: The study can be found by clicking here.]